BALANCE


Digital/Vinyl LP 26`42``
/ 2021







Press Text



The new album of Swiss artist Martina Lussi joins what no longer is conjoined. Conceived and realized over a period marked by major changes in both the private sphere and the world at large, Balance brings together the before and after. The album is held together by a common feature: Lussi’s voice, with which every composition began. Her singing, modified by effects, is supplemented by other sounds, which are light at times, bittersweet at others, and sometimes replace her voice altogether, like on the album’s fulcrum “Fragments of Attention.” On the first half of Balance, Lussi’s singing plunges “Meditation on the Multitab” into a cosmic soundscape; occasionally a rhythm irrupts into it. On “Time Laps,” a track from the second half, the artist’s singsong articulates rhythmical elements and propels them towards a reluctant euphoria.

As an album, Balance appears open and fragile, at times even vulnerable, but Lussi’s relentless openness derives from the immense strength needed to weather changes both small and large.


Release Date (Digital): September 3, 2021
Release Date (Vinyl): October 1, 2021

LABEL: Präsens Editionen
COMPOSER: Martina Lussi
ADDITIONAL MIXING: Samuel Reinhard
MASTERING: Stefan Betke (Scape)
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Dorothee Dähler
SCENT: In`n`out Fragrances


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Following the album’s production, the artist had Balance translated visually and olfactorily. The Amsterdam-based perfumer Niklaus Mettler concocted a scent based on the album, which accompanies the release. The artwork, into which the scent is integrated, was designed by the Zurich-based graphic designer Dorothee Dähler.